A Robert Gordon University (RGU) lecturer has won a prestigious international competition which has given her the opportunity to attend a professional development course in the United States.
Radiography lecturer Amy Wareing won the 2013 American Society of Radiologic Technologists Leadership for Educators’ Academy competition.
As part of her award, Amy (31) has secured funding to attend the Academy for a residential course in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this July.
Originally from Blackpool, Amy started work at RGU in August 2010, having previously worked in the NHS and the independent sector as a radiographer.
For her awards submission she had to submit a 1,000 word statement outlining why she believed she would benefit from the award and how she would disseminate her experiences and learning to colleagues and students.
Amy said: “I’m really proud to have won the competition and am looking forward to attending the residential development course this summer. It will provide plenty of opportunity for development and I hope to gain new skills and establish links with practitioners from around the world.
“The academy will develop my confidence and build on skills I am just starting to discover and develop. I am always looking to open channels of communication to benefit my learning and this course will open new doors.”
Following the course, Amy aims to continue her professional development and inspire her students so that the next generation of radiographers have a similar desire to maintain the very highest standards.
She added: “When I come back from the US my first priority will be to present my experiences to the students since inspiring the next generation to achieve is the purpose of doing this job. I’m also keen to present key discussions and ideas to the radiography team here at RGU and on a broader level across the University as I’m sure there will be learning experiences I can pass on regardless of profession.”
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